Catalyst for New International Hub & Global Business Center Where Global Players Live, Work and Gather
Mori Building is currently constructing a new mixed-use tower—Toranomon Hills Station Tower (tentative name) with plans to integrate with Toranomon Hills Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Subway Line in the future. The building will join three existing towers in the complex—Toranomon Hills Mori Tower (opened in 2014), Toranomon Hills Business Tower (2020), and Toranomon Hills Residential Tower (January 2022), which is located in the south of Mori Tower. All Toranomon Hills towers structures (except Mori Tower) have been designated as a regional plan in National Strategic Special Zone District, that is expected to transform the Toranomon area with unprecedented speed and scale.
Upon the completion of the additional high-rise tower, Toranomon Hills complex will expand to some 7.5ha in total area and 800,000m² of floor space, including about 300,000m² of office space, 800 residential units, 26,000m² of retail area, 350 hotel rooms and 15,000m² of green space. Integrated with redeveloped road and rail infrastructure, the Toranomon Hills complex is evolving as a true international hub and global business center, thereby enhancing the magnetism of Tokyo as a great international city.
Toranomon Hills Mori Tower
Toranomon Hills Business Tower
Toranomon Hills Residential Tower
Toranomon Hills Station Tower (tentative name)
Development along Shintora-dori Avenue
Shintora-dori Avenue, Tokyo’s new iconic street, was developed at the same time as Toranomon Hills Mori Tower. The SHINTORA-DORI CORE complex, which was completed in 2017 by the Shintora-dori Avenue, was the first major project in a master plan calling for integration of the area’s city blocks and redevelopment along the new iconic street. The complex encompasses floor space of 17,500m² and rental space of 10,000m². It offers high-spec offices, incubation offices, restaurants and shops, and an open café/event space directly facing Shintora-dori Avenue. SHINTORA-DORI CORE is helping to catalyze development along the avenue by gathering diverse people and new ideas, and also to serve as a hub for bold area-management initiatives in the surrounding Shimbashi/Toranomon area.
Concept and History
Evolution of Toranomon Area
Until recently, the Toranomon area was experiencing declining prosperity. Owing to a lack of redevelopment projects, small buildings—many quite aged—remained closely packed together. The opening of Toranomon Hills Mori Tower in 2014, however, has sparked a redevelopment of the Toranomon area. Thanks to a variety of redevelopment projects currently in progress nearby the Toranomon Hills complex, Toranomon is now rapidly evolving into an international urban center.
Redevelopment taking place nearby Toranomon Hills includes the newly completed The Okura TOKYO and TOKYO WORLD GATE and other large ongoing projects such as rebuilding Toranomon Hospital under the Toranomon 2-chome Redevelopment. In addition, new infrastructure is being rapidly developed, including the new Toranomon Hills Station on the Hibiya Line, the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, and extension of Loop Road No. 2 which are expected to be operating by 2022. The Toranomon area, which once comprised mainly office buildings, is evolving into a genuine international hub and global business center offering international-standard offices, residences, hotels, commercial facilities, medical facilities and transportation infrastructure.
Gateway to Tokyo –Connecting Central Tokyo with the World
On the first floor of Toranomon Hills Buisness Tower, a 1,000m² bus terminal is connected by an underground pedestrian walkway to Toranomon Hills Station on the Hibiya Subway Line and Toranomon Station on the Ginza Subway Line. The terminal is also the departure and arrival point for airport limousine buses and the Bus Rapid Transit service connecting the city center and waterfront area. On the second floor, a new pedestrian walkway connects the Business Tower and Toranomon Hills Mori Tower. Together with Shintora-dori Avenue integrated with Loop Road No. 2, the pedestrian network is connected to the entire Toranomon Hills area. In addition, once Loop Road No. 2 is fully opened, it will offer easy access to Haneda Airport, further cementing the Toranomon Hills complex as the newest "Gateway toTokyo" connecting central Tokyo with the world.
Continuous Green Belt
The Business Tower and Residential Tower have added new greenery in the lower layers of their exteriors, which also connects to the greenery of Toranomon Hills Mori Tower Oval Square. The vegetation is part of a green belt that connects with Atagoyama and Atago Green Hills, forming a new green network spanning an extended area.
Accommodation for People Stranded by Disaster
The Toranomon Hills complex can accommodate about 5,000 people in the event they are unable to return home due to a disaster. This includes some 3,600 people at Toranomon Hills Mori Tower and some 1,000 people at Toranomon Hills Business Tower. There also is a stockpile of emergency provisions, emergency water supply and emergency electricity generation, enabling the complex to serve as a safe shelter for the local community.